Hi Milly, Thanks for your message. I agree with you that after initially finding my lump life was buzzing with constant hospital appointments and then the two operations followed by the radiotherapy but now things have gone flat and awful to say it I miss the trips out to the hospital although I was going for a serious reason it was nice to go out after the Covid lockdown. I am taking Anastrozole and seem to be ok with it and going into my third month now.I have to take it for 10 years apparently so hopefully I won’t get any nasty side effects.I shall be 81 by then if I get that far ! I gather you live in Norfolk.I had relations who lived in Great Ellingham and my eldest daughter lives in Suffolk in a small village called Woolpit. Well done for your fund raising efforts and for keeping busy and active 😊
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Hi Milly, I also live on my own and when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2021 I found it hard to come to terms with. I have two operations to remove the lump as there was not enough margin taken in the first operation and also had the sentinel lymph gland removed as there were traces of cancer there as well. I had a week of radiotherapy and now I’m out on my own and feel very isolated.I do have two daughters but they have their own issues and have the attitude that I had cancer and now it’s gone so get on with life.My eldest daughter has had part of a kidney removed due to cancer and seems to be managing better than me but she has 5 children and a very full life. Loneliness is a killer and allows too much time for thinking. I do hope you have some friends to confide in but like me you probably tend to bottle it up .
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